Russell Edward Brand is an English actor and comedian. He is the host of the podcast Stay Free with Russell Brand. Brand has garnered three British Comedy Awards for his flamboyant, loquacious style and manner, including Best Newcomer, Best Live Stand-Up, and Outstanding Contribution to Comedy.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Brand’s YouTube channel saw an increase in activity and a shift in political direction, veering heavily toward COVID-19 denialism and conspiracy theories, which led to an increase in popularity, with 6.5 million subscribers and over a billion views.
Brand’s new weekly views increased from less than 500,000 in November 2020 to about 14.5 million in March 2022.
Why did Russell Brand get kicked off BBC?
As is well known, Russell Brand left the BBC after a serious editorial breach in 2008 – as did the then-controller of Radio 2. “The circumstances of the breach were reviewed in detail at the time. We hope that demonstrates that the BBC takes issues seriously and is prepared to act.
Who did Russell Brand upset?
Russell Brand made millions out of our fling and upset my grandad Andrew Sachs